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Various questions about System Restore Point RRS feed

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  • How can I delete old System Restore Points?

    Is it possible to move the folder that holds them to a different drive then C:?

    Can I limit the amount of data System Restore is allowed to have?

    I have downloaded the TreeSize program to see what is using up so much space on my SSD and a folder named "System Volume Information" has 17GB of storage. Now I have found out that this is the folder that keeps System Restore Points and I checked on my restore points. There are too many of them and I was wondering if I could delete some of the old ones? I read on another post that someone said that you could limit the amount of data System Restore is allowed to use. Is this possible?

    Best Regards.

    Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:30 AM

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  • Hello HurricaneHojax,

    Here I list the requirement, and please correct me if I have misunderstanding:
    1. Delete some System restore point
    2. Move the folder that hold system restore data to a different drive then C:.
    3. Limit the amount of system restore data.

    1, We can delete some system restore point.
    For more information, please take a look at the following article.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-hk/windows/delete-restore-point#1TC=windows-7

    2,We are not able to move the system restore folder to other Drive.

    3, We can limit the amount of system restore data.
    For more information, please take a look at the following article about managing the disk space that is used by System Restore.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-hk/windows7/how-much-disk-space-does-system-restore-require

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 29, 2014 6:06 AM
  • Thank you, this is exactly what I was asking about. Perfect answer.
    Sunday, January 4, 2015 3:50 AM